I never cease to be amazed by God’s creation, especially in the spring when everything comes alive again. It’s a great picture of how God always brings new life and freshness in our lives. Makes me want to worship!
Speaking of worship, I always look forward to Sundays when we gather to worship King Jesus and study His Word. There is something special about doing this “together”. This Sunday, May 15, we’ll continue our current series with Generous Love…For The Stranger. I’ll have a brief teaching followed by a guest panel which includes Matt Soerens from World Relief. The refugee and immigration crisis in our world is bigger than ever, and we need to be on the front lines of addressing it.
Though I joke a lot about my brother, Bob, I have the utmost respect for him and as a speaker. We’re privileged to have Bob speak on May 22 on the topic of Generous Love…For the Outsider, when he’ll share how to effectively reach out to family, friends and others who don’t know Jesus yet. You’ll be inspired and equipped. Then on May 29 is Generous Love…For My Enemy. Yup – that is one of the radical things Jesus taught. It’s common for us to love those who love us and are like us, but Jesus said, “I say to you, love your enemies…..”. We’ll explore what that looks like in real life.
Be sure to check CTRisIN for stories and updates about the [IN] Initiative. Please submit your stories--we’d love to hear how God is growing you through [IN].
See you Sunday,
P.S. Save the Date!! Membership/volunteer vision update meeting on June 5. Details to follow.